[Wikimedia-l] Introducing the 2011-12 Wikimedia Foundation Annual Report

Jay Walsh jwalsh at wikimedia.org
Wed Dec 19 21:05:22 UTC 2012

Today we’re excited to launch the Wikimedia Foundation’s latest Annual Report
(see today's blog post as well:
(on wiki here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia_Foundation/Annual_Report/2011-12)

This year marks the fifth edition of our Annual Report, which focuses
on the achievements and core work of the preceding fiscal year
(2011-12), and gives us a chance to recognize the amazing
contributions of our volunteers and the generous support of our
donors. You can read both the PDF and wiki versions. We welcome your
comments on the discussion page

The Foundation uses the report primarily to support our conversation
with donors, to help build relationships with prospective partners, to
recruit new staff, and of course general outreach.

This year’s report is quite different from our previous efforts.
Instead of a multi-page book format, this year we created a folding,
vertical brochure (when it’s printed). It’s considerably shorter in
terms of text and we hope it will help make for a quicker and more
impactful read.

We’re currently in the midst of a translation effort that will result
in another 12 language editions to be released in the coming weeks. If
you have an account on Meta-Wiki and you’re interested in helping with
the review of these translations and other community translation
efforts, please sign up. We will be posting this new project for
translation shortly.

Many thanks to the photographers whose work we used in the report. I'd
also like to thank David Peters from Exbrook, the design studio that
has been working with us over the last 4 annual reports. David really
helped us tackle the shift from the classic book format annual report
to our new style.

And big thanks to Tilman Bayer in the WMF Communications team for
driving a complex process around developing translated versions of the
report - we're pushing the envelope on approaches to automated
translation, but it's a really important envelope for us :) And thanks
also to Matthew from Communications for supporting us with a lot of
the writing and editing.

We’re looking forward to another amazing year in the Wikimedia movement!

Jay Walsh
Senior Director, Communications
+1 (415) 839 6885 x 6609, @jansonw

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